TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State senior Caroline Neil interviewed last week for the Futures Internship Program. Among hundreds of applicants, she is one of 14 student-athletes in the ACC who was selected for the opportunity.
“Caroline embodies the student-athlete,” FSU head coach Neal Studd said. “She is an amazing person and teammate. She checks every box an employer would want. She’s endlessly giving back to the community. She is the type of athlete you wish you had more of.”
The 10-month program presents opportunities with the ACC Championships, the Capital One Orange Bowl, FOX Sports South and FOX Sports Florida/Sun. The purpose of the program is to provide interns with a strong background in televised sports, athletics administration or event management.
Five candidates will be chosen from the pool of 14 within the next two weeks.
A native of Winston-Salem, N.C., Neil had her best meet at ACC Championships in 2016, scoring points and turning in career best times in the 100 (1:02.84) and 200 breast (2:14.40), in addition to the 400 IM (4:18.54), which is the ninth fastest time in school history.
She is an FSU SAAC representative and has been attending the ACC meetings since her sophomore season.
“Being a student-athlete has helped me since I’ve learned to think quick on my feet and be confident in myself,” Neil said. “I think Florida State has given me opportunities and experiences that helped me develop great leadership qualities that translate well into being successful after I graduate.”
Former FSU swimmer and SAAC president Hannah Wilson participated in the program in 2014-15, where she served in the ACC office. She now is the compliance coordinator at Florida Southern College and is married to former FSU baseball standout Josh Delph, who plays for Class A Advanced Inland Empire 66ers.
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